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From Mark_Mel...@amis.com
Subject Re: Status?
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:40:26 GMT
Hi Leo,

Thanks for the reply.  I'll give Gump2 a closer look then.

By the way - I am also interested in the Apache Depot project that is 
linked to from the Gump page.  Unfortunately there is no code or even 
developer email addresses on the page as it is in incubation.  Any idea 
when this will be available?  Does Gump use it?

Thanks,
Mark.

Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com> wrote on 03/03/2007 02:54:53 PM:

> Hey Mark!
> 
> On Mar 2, 2007, at 9:10 PM, Mark_Melvin@amis.com wrote:
> > I've been doing requirements and design for a build system and 
> > continuous
> > integration setup for our in-house software and on the build side I 
> > have
> > made the rounds from Maven2+Ant to Ivy+Ant to commercial systems to a
> > home-brew system.  Currently we use a lot of Ant and make, and some 
> > "other
> > stuff".  In the process of all this I looked at Gump briefly and 
> > moved on.
> >  Now that I am thinking more about how I would design a system to 
> > build
> > all of our projects (using Ant) it was starting to slightly 
> > resemble Gump
> > and its approach using modules and projects.
> >
> > I am now looking at it again in more detail and I like what I see 
> > so far
> > (and I love Python so that rocks too).  I was wondering what the 
> > current
> > status of the project is.  I see stuff about Gump3 in development 
> > and I am
> > intrigued.  If I wanted to start using it is Gump3 ready for 
> > primetime?  I
> > find surprisingly little info on the project in terms of other people
> > using it outside of Apache.  I was wondering if that meant it was
> > relatively dead, or it just works so well that nobody talks about 
> > it? ;o)
> >
> > Any advice would be most welcome.
> 
> Thanks for your interest. I would say Gump3 is currently "in 
> hybernation", unfortunately.
> 
> Not "dead", since I do still plan to return to work on it at some 
> point in the future, but right now it is just not functionally 
> complete nor ready for real use.
> 
> Gump2 is still running at apache and elsewhere though, and working 
> just fine, even if its not seeing that much active development either 
> right now. Unless you want to dive in and hack Gump3 into something 
> production-ready yourself, I'd suggest starting off from the gump2 
> configuration in use at apache and customizing it for your own use.
> 
> cheers,
> 
> - Leo
> 
> 
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